DEADPOOL 2 With Ryan Reynolds Additional Photography in Vancouver From February 20th

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Deadpool will be back in Vancouver next Tuesday, February 20th, for a week of additional photography.Working Title: Caribbean Blue.Cast: Ryan Reynolds. Josh Brolin. Zazie Beetz. Jack Kesy. Stefan Keapicic. Brianna Hildebrand. Morena Baccarin. TJ Miller. Leslie Uggams. Shioli Kutsuna.Will the mutant-transfer train ride again? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementlast_img

Ontario refuses to give liver transplant for MMIWG advocate Delilah Saunders

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsDelilah Saunders, a young Inuk woman from Labrador who has also been an advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is in a fight for her own life in Ottawa.Family and friends say Saunders, 26, whose sister was Loretta Saunders, a university student who was murdered, is in need of a liver transplant.“What the doctors are saying is that she’s very sick and that she’s needing an intervention that they’re not willing or at least from an organizational policy level, they’re not willing to give her,” said friend Kelly Morrissey.“And that intervention would be a liver transplant.Saunders is the younger sister of Loretta Saunders who was murdered in Halifax in 2014.Since her murder, she has been a strong voice for murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls and was a member of the MMIWG family advisory circle.Delilah was also a land and water protector.Last year she participated in a hunger strike over the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in her home of Labrador.Saunders was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 9.“She was complaining of nausea,” said Morrissey. “She was definitely really sick at that time, but she was ambulatory, she was walking around, she was talking, obviously in a lot of distress, but we had no idea that it would, we would be at this point here today.”Saunders has been diagnosed with acute liver failure due to the use of Tylenol in conjunction with alcohol consumption.“She’s not eligible because of this policy where they do not give people with a history of substance abuse livers,” said friend Rebecca Moore. “Essentially they told us her livers failed she needs a new one and she’s not going to get it.”Her friends are advocating for a liver transplant to save her life.They have a petition demanding that Saunders be accepted as a liver transplant candidate.“What we’re hoping for is to put pressure on Trillium Gift of Life Foundations that controls all the policies around organs donation here in Ontario,” said Moore. “And what we’re what we’re hoping for is we want them to waive the policy for Delilah and to accept her as a patient.”The Gift of Life Network said its policy on six months abstinence from alcohol is a commonly used protocol.The petition has 3,000 signatures on it according to Saunders’ friends.afrancis@aptn.calast_img read more

Anniversary of residential school apology brings mixed emotions

first_imgFormer prime minister Stephen Harper apologized to students of Indian residential schools in 2007. Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsFred Thomas says residential school ruined his life.“There were 14 suicides in my family – can the government explain that and apologize?” he said.So Thomas won’t be cutting any cake to mark Monday’s 10-year anniversary of the government’s official apology.“Nothing much has changed,” added the former student from northwestern Ontario.“When you apologize you follow up with action. Just like when you’re drunk; when you’re sober you apologize to your family for your actions.”Mary Aubichon agrees.She attended a Métis residential school in northern Saskatchewan that was not recognized by the federal government. So she was unable to apply for the financial compensation offered First Nations’ survivors.“This has been going on too long for us,” she said of her groups’ struggle for damages.“Somebody’s stalling…it seems like we’re running into walls here all the time.”So that’s her message to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians alike – follow up the words “I’m sorry” with action.“It’s time that we get recognized,” she said.The apology was part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement that resolved a class-action lawsuit filed by residential school survivor and former Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine.It was the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history.It provided money for commemoration, healing and compensation for 86,000 First Nations children forced to attend the schools between 1879 and 1996.And it established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which gathered survivor testimony to help Canadians understand the damage inflicted.“In that short space of time a lot has happened but there’s still so much to do,” said survivor Garnet Angeconeb of the last decade.“We are just beginning in many ways.”Marilyn Courchene of Manitoba says she was five when an Indian agent threatened her parents with jail if they didn’t send her to the local day school.She says Canada has more to apologize for.Students of day schools – who allege they were taunted, beaten and sexually abused despite sleeping in their own beds at night – haven’t settled their class-action lawsuit with the government.And victims of forced adoption to non-Indigenous families – known as the ‘60s Scoop – are still fighting.“They have to say, ‘We will work on our racism towards Indigenous nations’,” Courchene said in a telephone interview.Asked if there’s any legacy of the last 10 years, Angeconeb points to the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action and the goal of renewing Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.“It has brought many conversations to many dining room tables across the country,” he said from Ontario.“That’s the spirit of reconciliation at work.”last_img read more

Energy stocks drive Toronto market lower while US stocks mixed

first_imgIndex and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index retreated as the energy sector fell on a drop in oil prices, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 49.90 points at 15,144.14 in late-morning trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 36.89 points at 25,301,95. The S&P 500 index was up 3.55 points at 2,741.31, while the Nasdaq composite was up 18.43 points at 7,291.51.The Canadian dollar traded lower at 75.11 cents US compared with an average of 75.33 cents US on Thursday.The January crude contract was down 54 cents at US$50.91 per barrel and the January natural gas contract was down 11.1 cents US$4.53 per mmBTU.The February gold contract was down US$5.00 at US$1,225.40 an ounce and the March copper contract was down 0.55 of a cent at US$2.78 a pound. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ban Kimoon pledges continued UN support for Liberias postconflict recovery

22 April 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged the continued assistance of the United Nations to Liberia, which he said has made great strides in recovering from a brutal decade-long civil war, but still faces daunting challenges in areas such as security, rule of law and development, as he wrapped up a visit to the West African nation. “I have come to Liberia to see at first hand the remarkable achievements your country has made in recovering from a devastating conflict. And I have come to reassure the Liberian people of my steadfast commitment to peace, stability and prosperity in your nation,” Mr. Ban said in an address to a joint session of the Liberian legislature in the capital, Monrovia.“As the most representative legislature in the history of this country, you have a unique chance to build a national vision for a secure, peaceful and prosperous Liberia – one that provides opportunities for all its citizens,” he said.Mr. Ban outlined several areas where further progress is needed, including reforming the legal and judicial system and extending the rule of law throughout the country. He said more also needs to be done to reintegrate populations affected by war and promote reconciliation and national unity, as well as ensure economic development. “Delivering the peace dividend in these areas is necessary to underpin the stability that Liberia currently enjoys,” he noted. “In this and other challenges confronting Liberia, the entire United Nations family will work with you,” the Secretary-General pledged.The UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has begun the first phase of its drawdown process, and the Security Council will decide on the next phase after reviewing the progress made by the Government in meeting certain key benchmarks. Mr. Ban said his recommendations to the Council on the drawdown will be linked to the Government’s ability to assume full responsibility for its national security. “Our common strategic goal is to ensure that Liberia has a solid security sector – one that can stand on its own feet before UNMIL completes its withdrawal.”The Secretary-General also drew attention to surge in food prices, a major concern not only for Liberia, but also for the region and the world as a whole. Speaking to reporters later in the day, he said that “the recent worldwide protests over soaring global food prices have demonstrated the need for Liberia to meet the MDGs [Millennium Development Goals] in order to be safe from the weaknesses of globalization while taking advantage from its myriad opportunities for growth and prosperity.” He added that it is regrettable that rape continues to be the most commonly committed crime in Liberia, and he called on community leaders, Government leaders, traditional chiefs, elders and prominent Liberians to take the lead in combating the scourge of rape and other acts of sexual and gender-based violence. Recently the UN joined forces with the Liberian Government and civil society groups in a nationwide anti-rape campaign.Upon arrival in Monrovia yesterday the Secretary-General was greeted by an honour guard and received the traditional Liberian gift of a live chicken and an egg, as well as a key to the city, making him an honorary citizen of the Liberian capital. He met this morning with Vice President Joseph Boakai, and with members of the cabinet, with whom he discussed the recovery efforts since the war and the challenges ahead for Liberia as well as the peacebuilding projects under way.Mr. Ban is now in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, where this evening he will meet with President Blaise Compaoré and Prime Minister Tertius Zongo. Burkina Faso is the third leg of a four-nation West Africa tour that began in Ghana and will conclude in Côte d’Ivoire. read more

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board teams up on 29 billion stake in

TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and a British partner are spending about $2.9 billion to acquire at 30% stake in one of Britain’s top ports managers.The deal with Hermes Infrastructure to acquire a share of Associated British Ports may increase by a further 3.33% subject to pre-emption rights.ABP is the U.K.’s leading ports group and owns and operates 21 ports in England, Scotland, and Wales as a landlord port owner and operator.CPPIB buys 40 student residences in U.K for $2.1 billion as university enrollment hits recordCPPIB sees buying opportunities: WisemanCPPIB chief Mark Wiseman says Alibaba windfall was no ‘quick win’CPPIB and Hermes Infrastructure, part of Hermes Investment Management, are acquiring the stake from GS Infrastructure Partners and Infracapital.Borealis Infrastructure and Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) will remain ABP shareholders. The transaction is conditional on customary clearances and is expected to close in the summer.The CPPIB already has a large presence in the U.K., with about $14.3 billion in investments in several sectors as of Dec. 31, 2014.Earlier this month, the board bought a portfolio of 40 student residences across the United Kingdom for $2.1 billion. read more

Ireland change 14 for test against US Eagles

DUBLIN — Only centre Garry Ringrose has kept his run-on jersey in the Ireland side meeting the United States in a rugby international on Saturday at Lansdowne Road.Ringrose was the only repeat starter from the 16-9 win over New Zealand last weekend, while prop Cian Healy and flanker Josh van Der Flier were in the reserves.Lock Iain Henderson, flanker Jordi Murphy, and flyhalf Joey Carbery were replacements against the All Blacks and promoted to starters on Thursday, while reserve scrumhalf Luke McGrath was retained.Flanker Rhys Ruddock captains the second-string side which more closely resembles the one which thrashed Italy’s backup players 54-7 in Chicago at the start of the month.Uncapped Munster centre Sam Arnold was in the reserves.___Ireland: Will Addison, Andrew Conway, Garry Ringrose, Stuart McCloskey, Darren Sweetnam, Joey Carbery, John Cooney; Jack Conan, Jordi Murphy, Rhys Ruddock (captain), Iain Henderson, Tadhg Beirne, Finlay Bealham, Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne. Reserves: Rob Herring, Cian Healy, John Ryan, Quinn Roux, Josh van der Flier, Luke McGrath, Ross Byrne, Sam Arnold.___More AP sports: and Associated Press read more

UK weather Train derails after striking landslip as flash flooding washes away

first_imgAway from the storms Friday will be a relatively cool and fresh day for most of the country with some sunshine.London is expected to see a high of 21C (70F), Cardiff 18C (64F) and Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast 17C (63F).Saturday and Sunday are expected to be similarly fresh, although a weather front will bring rain for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales on Sunday. Waking up at 8:30 and finding out school is flooded is the best news— Henry Mason (@HenryM150699) September 16, 2016 11:19AMMan stuck in flood water Severe delays due to train collision and derailment at Waford. On way to Jo’s funeral #hopewegetthere— Steph McCahill (@smccahill) September 16, 2016 The landslip near Watford Junction station The landslip near Watford Junction stationCredit:PA A spokesman for London Midland said: “There is a train derailment at Watford Junction – it is the 6.19 service from Milton Keynes to London Euston.”It happened near the tunnels at Watford Junction station.”He said that because of where the incident happened, there will be disruption to services in and out of London Euston for at least most of the morning.Flash flooding hits south-eastIt comes after flash flooding hit parts of the south-east as thunderstorms washed away the recent heatwave, dumping almost half a month’s rain in a few hours. Flooding in Maidenhead High Street after downpours hit parts of the South East Some pictures of the light show overnight: Another train travelling in the opposite direction “gave a glancing blow” to the derailed train, Network Rail said.The incident caused major delays to services in and out of London Euston. Flooding in Maidenhead High Street after downpours hit parts of the South EastCredit:Dan Monroe/PA Wire “The showers and thunderstorms are going to carry on for quite some time moving slowly north and eastwards, remaining around London through the morning and all afternoon in East Anglia.”They will eventually clear off to the east, but it will be cool behind them. While it won’t be any colder than average it is going to feel a lot cooler than it has been.” 12:07PMPeople should remain vigilant Morning rush hour traffic makes its way along the M25 in heavy rainCredit:Peter Macdiarmid/LNP 9:29AMDriver ‘reported hitting something’ Morning rush hour traffic makes its way along the M25 in heavy rain @VirginTrains my sisters funeral is in Streatham London at 12.15. There’s no way I will make it.— Steph McCahill (@smccahill) September 16, 2016 The train which his a landslide near Watford - taken by one of the passengers It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old Bill are warning: #thunderstorms, standing water, slippery roads, more rain. #DriveSmart y’all! ☔🌂🌧🌊— Surrey Police (@SurreyPolice) September 16, 2016 A yellow warning of rain is in place for much of England during Friday, rising to amber along a narrow corridor west of London where “exceptionally heavy, thundery rain” accompanied by hail is expected.Lightning strike near WokingSurrey Fire and Rescue Service said it had been called to reports of a house struck by lightning near Woking, while crews worked to pump water out of flooded premises across the county. A spectacular lightning storm just north of Winchester Met Office meteorologist Martin Combe said 32.8mm of rain had fallen in just three hours in Farnborough, Hampshire – nearly half the 70mm average for September.He said: “The storms are quite slow moving so it means the amounts are starting to build up over time, so we may get higher figures and localised flooding. A train has derailed near Watford Junction station after striking a landslip caused by torrential rain, Network Rail said.A man was treated for a neck injury and a woman treated for chest pains after the 6.19 London Midland service from Milton Keynes to London Euston came off the track at around 7am. Transport for London said two Tube stations in west London were closed due to flooding, while there were reports of disruption on the M4.Fire chiefs advised motorists to avoid driving through flooded roads and turn around as pictures emerged of Maidenhead High Street resembling a swimming pool. Slow start to the day today on the train from Hemel! Still in the tunnel waiting to be evacuated— james campbell (@dessertdoctor) September 16, 2016 11:18AMLightning strikes Flooding at Didcot Parkway StationCredit:Michael D O’Shea/PA A spectacular lightning storm just north of WinchesterCredit: IslandVisions/BNPS Initially, all four lines of the West Cost main line were closed at the scene, but two were reopened at around 8am.Mr Frobisher added: “Our priority is to fully reopen the railway as soon as it is safe to do so. A full investigation into what happened will take place.”British Transport Police said officers were called to reports of a landslide at the Hunton Bridge Tunnel near Watford. They are working with fire and ambulance services at the scene. Campus junction in wgc town centre flooded again— Terry Mitchinson (@EditorMitch) September 16, 2016 9:32AMTrains were ‘kissing each other’ Environment Agency flood risk manager Jonathan Day said they have teams out clearing river and stream grates of debris and will issue flood warnings and alerts where necessary.”Further rainfall is expected on Friday afternoon. This may cause some localised disruption to transport and impacts to property from surface water flooding,” he said.”Showers could also develop on Saturday afternoon in the far south east of England. People should remain vigilant and check travel arrangements as this could fall across areas already affected by Friday morning’s downpours.”Mr Day urged people “not to drive through flood water”, saying it is “often deeper than it looks and just 30cm of flowing water is enough to float your car”. Lightning strikes light up the skies over Newcastle Energy provider SSE said 1,273 homes across Basingstoke, Newbury, Reading and  Bournemouth were left without power as a result of lightning.  “Engineers are on site and train services are now running through the area but it will be some time before a normal timetable resumes,” he said. 10:50AMPassenger set to miss sister’s funeral 1609 Weather D Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said it had been called to rescue a man from a car stuck in flood water under a railway bridge on Portsmouth Road in Godalming at around 6.40am.They also attended a fire caused by lightning that struck a row of six garages on Beechwood Road in Knaphill at around 9.30am. Two motorbikes were damaged, and no-one was hurt in the blaze. There were reports of roads and properties being inundated across Surrey, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Greater London as a band of torrential rain moved in from the Channel overnight, prompting the Environment Agency to issue a series of flood warnings.The weather front is due to send temperatures tumbling ahead of the weekend, just days after parts of the country baked in 34C (93F) heat. Virgin passenger Steph McCahill has been tweeting about her miserable experience trying to get to her sister Jo’s funeral in Streatham, south London: 9:59AMPassengers still in the tunnel 12:23PMDramatic footage of the storms Lightning strikes light up the skies over NewcastleCredit:Alan Wallace/North News There has been an incident at Watford Junction this morning. The extent of delays is not confirmed. So sorry for the delays all— London Midland (@LondonMidland) September 16, 2016 9:24AMBritons wake up to flooding British Transport Police said officers were working with fire and ambulance services at the scene.Passengers were advised to check for the latest updates on services.Francis Thomas from London Midland told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme the driver of the train “reported hitting something” which caused the train to derail.”This is the busiest piece of railway that carries freight and passengers in the whole of Europe, it affects anything that goes to the West Midlands, to the North West and Scotland – all train services have been affected this morning, it will take quite a long time to get the service recovered,” he added.”We have got extra staff on site assisting those passengers (on the train) and that is our focus – to look after those passengers, make sure they are all right and get them to their final destinations.”Mr Thomas said trains go in and out of London Euston every 90 seconds, and that he expects “there will be disruption until lunchtime, and possibly longer”. Martin Frobisher, route managing director for Network Rail, said a train hit a landslip caused by torrential rain, resulting in a small section of the train leaving the tracks a few miles north of Watford.The train remained upright and there are no reported passenger injuries, he added. Flooding at Didcot Parkway Station @EastHerts Also outside Hert N station. It’s flooded. AGAIN! Dangerous for pedestrians & motorists. PLEASE sort it.— Karen Brinklow (@Precipus) September 16, 2016 Train has now terminated at Rugby. We’re not going to make the funeral. It’s pretty miserable.— Steph McCahill (@smccahill) September 16, 2016 Radio reporter Sarah Lowther, who was on the derailed train, said two trains were “kissing each other” in a tunnel.She spoke of a “Dunkirk spirit” on board as passengers helped one another, but said she was “worried” about the driver, who had a bad back after the crash.Speaking to Morning Money radio, she said: “The trees were taken down from the side of the rail line last year. Trees have roots, roots hold the mud … The mud had nothing to cling on to.”It was the first time I’ve actually flown on a train; when we came off the tracks I assumed the brace position.”Everyone is looking after each other with water and sugar but we’re worried about our driver.”A pregnant woman was on board who emergency services were trying to remove from the train, she added.Ms Lowther got on the train at 6.47am at Berkhamsted, which was hit by an “oncoming” train at 7.01am. 11:19AMHomes without power The train which his a landslide near Watford – taken by one of the passengersCredit:Adam Gray/SWNS.comlast_img read more

Christine Buckley will be laid to rest this morning

first_imgTHE FUNERAL WILL take place today of justice campaigner Christine Buckley who died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer.Buckley was brought up in Goldenbridge industrial school where she suffered years of physical and mental abuse at the hands of the Sisters of Mercy.She went on to found the Aislinn Centre for abuse survivors and was a tireless campaigner for justice for child abuse victims.Buckley’s funeral will take place this morning in the Church of St. Thérèse, Mount Merrion in Dublin followed by burial at Shanganagh Cemetery, Shankill.Buckely is survived by her husband Donal and her children Cliona, Darragh and Conor.Separately, the funeral will also take place today of actress Eileen Colgan.Her funeral Mass will take place at Church of the Visitation in Fairview, followed by burial in St Patrick’s Cemetery in Enniskerry.Colgan was married with four children and eight grandchildren.Read: “We are devastated”: Campaigner and abuse survivor Christine Buckley has died >last_img read more

LiPhone low cost pour le second semestre 2013

first_imgL’iPhone low cost pour le second semestre 2013 ? À la mi-décembre, un analyste de chez Jefferies avait annoncé qu’Apple travaillait sur une version low-cost de l’iPhone. Aujourd’hui, les choses se précisent par l’intermédiaire d’indiscrétions provenant du site Digitimes.Élargir son catalogue pour toucher de nouveau marché, telle semble être la nouvelle volonté d’Apple, après le succès rencontré par l’iPad Mini en Chine. Cette rumeur provient du site Digitimes, et, d’après ses sources, se matérialiserait sous la forme d’un iPhone low cost.Low cost, mais grand écran ! Cette nouvelle référence Apple, qui sortirait pour le second semestre 2013, comporterait, d’après les sources de Digitimes, un écran plus grand que l’actuel iPhone. Une information qui peu paraître étrange aux premiers abords : comment un smartphone Apple avec un écran plus grand pourrait être un modèle low cost ?Il faudrait donc peut être se tourner vers les composants interne du smartphone, avec, peut être, l’utilisation d’une puce A4x ou A5X, ou des matériaux moins huppé pour habiller le dispositif.Un smartphone déjà en production ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Cette rumeur fait suite à celle lancée à la mi-décembre par un analyste du cabinet Jefferies,qui croyait savoir que la firme de Cupertino serait déjà en phase de production concernant cet iPhone “Light” : elle aurait même commandé un certain nombre d’exemplaires à Foxconn, à raison de 200.000 à 300.000 unités par jour !Un chiffre très impressionnant mais qui paraît peu probable pour une sortie dans la seconde partie de l’année : en effet, avant la mise en production, les machines d’assemblage doivent être testées avec les nouveaux composants (pour l’iphone low cost, il s’agirait donc d’un écran plus grand et d’une intégration de composants plus anciens que pour l’iPhone 5). Une telle charge de production indiqueraient que ces tests auraient eu lieu quelque mois auparavant, pendant la phase de production de l’iPhone 5 !L’ensemble de ces rumeurs seraient donc à prendre avec précaution, même si derrière certaines d’entre elles peut se dissimuler la vérité.  Le 9 janvier 2013 à 16:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Octopi Invade Wales

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Countless octopi have been storming the beaches of wales over the past few days, which scientists suspect may be the result of (surprise, surprise) climate change.Brett Stones posted a video of the eight-legged critters to his Facebook page, where it’s exploded, in part, because… well… dozens of wiggly, tentacle creatures wandering around local beaches with no direct explanation is a little weird.According to the BBC and Newsweek, Stones has been as stunned as anyone. He’s an area native and has lived there for his whole life. Even so, he says this is unnerving.“[I’ve] seen it occasionally after a storm,” he said, adding “to see that many coming out of the water is unusual” and that it resembled “an end of days scenario.”Indeed, stories of bizarre animal migrations or population swells can feel distinctly unnatural — and in many cases they are. It leaves an unsettling feeling, like they know something that we don’t.“They are very secretive and spend much of the day hiding only to come out to feed at night, on their favorite food of crabs,” Curator of the National Marine Aquarium James Wright told Newsweek. “Octopus out in the day and in the intertidal zone suggest there is something wrong with them, I am afraid.”Wright notes that this is probably fallout from the twin storms Ophelia and Brian. The storms battered the English isles earlier this year, killing several and causing more than a billion dollars in damage and lost productivity. These storms (Ophelia in particular) were unusual because hurricanes and similar large storms don’t tend to hit the Northern Atlantic. Ophelia was the easternmost hurricane ever recorded, too.This aligns with what many climate scientists have been saying — that as waters in the oceans get warmer, storms will get bigger and more unpredictable.“This account of a number on the same beach though is quite odd, but them even being found in the intertidal is not common,” Wright said. “As the areas where they are exhibiting this odd behavior coincides with the two areas hit by the two recent low pressures depressions and associated storms of Ophelia and Brian… It could simply be injuries sustained by the rough weather itself or there could be a sensitivity to a change in atmospheric pressure.”Wright adds that these octopi are pretty common. Locally, this species (Eledone cirrhosa) is known as the “curled octopus.” They’re common at night, and usually at depths requiring scuba gear, but with their homes disrupted and some sustaining injuries, they’ve done their best to adapt. Unfortunately, that ends with many of them stranded on the beach.Stones and others have been collecting the invertebrates from beach fronts and carrying them back to the water — namely the end of a pier so they can get back to the right depth.  If you’re in the area and want to help over the next few days, volunteers have been openly welcomed. You’d be putting a swift end to a cephalopod invasion, and helping out some creatures that might other not otherwise survive. Good all around!Except for the Earth. It is still quite screwed.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Two Oregon bills aim to prevent mitigate oiltrain disaster

first_imgSALEM, Ore. — Native Americans, environmentalists and a fishing guide spoke out Monday in support of two bills that aim to prevent, or at least mitigate, an ecological disaster like an oil spill into the Columbia River.One bill would require railroads that own or operate high-hazard train routes to adopt oil-spill prevention and emergency-response planning, and ensure they carry adequate insurance to address a worst-case spill. The other bill would prohibit the Legislature from funding new bulk coal or oil terminals.Trains carrying oil travel through Oregon to destinations elsewhere, and among the shipments is the highly volatile crude from the Bakken Crude from North Dakota. It was that type of oil that was in a train that derailed and caused a fire near Mosier, Ore., on June 3 along the Columbia River, a key salmon habitat. The crash released oil alongside tracks that parallel the Columbia River.“Our tiny town was nearly wiped off the map,” Mosier Mayor Arlene Burns told the House Committee On Energy and Environment. She said that if the winds that normally sweep through the Columbia River Gorge had not been calm, a conflagration would have ensued.Those testifying said Oregon cannot prohibit oil trains from transiting the state, but should prepare for future accidents that they said are sure to come.last_img read more

Diane Disney Miller Walt Disneys daughter dies

first_imgNAPA, Calif. (AP) — Diane Disney Miller, the daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her home in Napa, Calif. She was 79.Her death Tuesday was confirmed by The Walt Disney Co. The cause was complications from a fall, according to the Los Angeles Times.“As the beloved daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for creating Disneyland, she holds a special place in the history of The Walt Disney Co. and in the hearts of fans everywhere,” Robert A. Iger, the company’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “She will be remembered for her grace and generosity and tireless work to preserve her father’s legacy.”Miller, the eldest daughter of Walt and Lillian Disney, was born Dec. 18, 1933. In later life, she remembered her father as a man who was caring and patient with his children.“He’d take me and my sister Sharon to the merry-go-round at Griffith Park and stand there all day waiting until we were ready to go,” Miller told the San Francisco Chronicle in 1998. “As he stood there, he kept thinking there should be more for parents and children to do together, and the idea for Disneyland was born.”Miller also played a key role in the completion of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, a project started with a $50 million gift from her mother. In 1997, she bucked project leaders like Richard Riordan, the mayor at the time, and the billionaire Eli Broad, who said Gehry’s firm lacked the experience to execute the plans for the building’s unusual curved polished steel design. At a crucial point, Miller threatened to withhold the roughly $20 million remaining of her mother’s gift if Gehry was not kept on.last_img read more

Boy hospitalized after injury at NW MiamiDade school

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews airlifted a boy to the hospital after, officials said, he sustained an injury at a Northwest Miami-Dade school’s basketball court, Saturday afternoon.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, even though it’s the weekend, the victim, who’s under the age of 10, was at the basketball court Lillie C. Evans K-8 Center, located near Northwest 79th Street and 19th Avenue, when he somehow became injured.Area resident Wanda Farrington-Harris heard the commotion caused by the air rescue helicopter landing and pulled out her cellphone camera. “We heard the helicopter surrounding the house. We got to the door, we looked out the door and saw the plane landing,” she said. “It stood for about three minutes until rescue came from the other side of the field.”Paramedics airlifted the child to Ryder Trauma Center, where doctors treated him. The extent of his injury is unknown.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Foldable phones are here and theyre crazy expensive The 359 Ep 524

first_img See it Now playing: Watch this: Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review Turo: Save $30 on any car rental The Daily Charge Mobile World Congress 2019 The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Foldable phones are here, and they’re crazy expensive (The 3:59, Ep. 524) Best Buy 0 $999 Angela Lang/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview Read DJI Osmo Action preview Apple iPhone XS 5:05 Post a comment 7 $999 $6 at Tidal $210 at Best Buy See It See at Turo Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Rylo Sarah Tew/CNET Read Lenovo Smart Clock review JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Huawei Samsung,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See It HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Sarah Tew/CNET Tags Turo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) The foldable phones are here, and they’re crazy expensive… Sarah Tew/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Read the AirPods review DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. See It Sprint Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Tags $60 at Best Buy I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $999 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $520 at HP Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Your browser does not support the audio element. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Phones Boost Mobile Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Share your voice TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Comments Sarah Tew/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET See at Amazon The Cheapskate CNET On this podcast, we talk about:What Roma’s Oscar wins mean for Netflix. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold phone is joined by the Huawei Mate X and several concept devices, as part of the foldable phone trend. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $155 at Google Express Share your voice Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $299 at Amazon Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Amazonlast_img read more

These are the best coolers you can buy this summer

first_img From tailgating to summer barbecues, a dependable, portable cooler that isn’t a pain to lug around is an awfully nice thing to have on hand — and these days, you’ve got more options than ever. That’s largely thanks to the rise of “rotomolded” heavy-duty coolers that promise significantly better insulation than traditional coolers, albeit at a much higher price than you’re probably used to paying — typically, hundreds of dollars. So are they worth their asking prices? And can any of the cheaper ones keep up? That’s what I wanted to know, so I turned to the usual suspects — Igloo, Coleman, Rubbermaid — and lugged their most popular models into the CNET Appliances test lab, where we pitted them against the rotomolded likes of coolers from Yeti, Orca, Rovr, Pelican, RTIC, Cabela’s and more. Our mission? Find the best coolers of the bunch, and figure out if the rotomolded, hard-sided coolers are worth the cold, hard cash.  After several weeks of hands-on testing and countless ambient temperature readings, we were ready to separate the winners from the also-rans. Here’s everything I learned, starting with the coolers I think you should rush out and buy before it gets any hotter out. Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. The products featured were chosen independently by CNET editors.       CNET Smart Home Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house You can find more design quibbles like these in my individual reviews of each cooler. The only other thing I’ll say here is that I’m still surprised not to see more of the high-end options try to separate themselves from the pack with clever bonus features like a built-in battery for charging your devices while you camp outdoors (or better yet, a solar panel). If that’s what you’re hoping for, your best bet might be to turn to Kickstarter and Indiegogo, where expensive, gadgety mega-coolers like the Coolest Cooler and the Infinite Cooler live in infamy. I say infamy because both of those cash-grabs have a history of production delays and decidedly unhappy customers. Go on, read through the comments on the Infinite Cooler’s Indiegogo campaign, which blew through a March ship date with nothing to show for it. It ain’t pretty.   It’s all more than enough for me to recommend the healthiest possible dose of skepticism if you ever find yourself tempted to back a campaign like that with your cold hard cash. I mean, come on — the literal last thing you want from your cooler is to get burned by it. Stick with an old-fashioned cooler like the ones I recommend above, and that isn’t something you’ll need to worry about. Did we miss a cooler that you’re interested in? Want us to test out soft-sided coolers? Let us know in the comments! Originally published June 31, 2018, and updated regularly.    Lifetime High Performance Cooler (55 quarts claimed, 62.4 quarts measured) — $97 Coleman Xtreme Marine Cooler (70 quarts claimed, 76.1 quarts measured) — $50 RTIC 65 Cooler (65 quarts claimed, 72.9 quarts measured) — $231 Coleman Xtreme Wheeled Cooler (50 quarts claimed, 58.1 quarts measured) — $45 3:23 • 60 21 Photos Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Comments Now playing: Watch this: CNET Smart Home CNET Smart House 2019 What we tested Between this year and last year, I’ve tested a total of 18 hard coolers, aiming always for a mix of low-end, high-end and in between, as well as a mix of wheeled and nonwheeled options. Capacity varied from model to model, but I tried to keep things as close to 50 quarts as I could — big enough for folks who want dozens of cold beers on hand at their next beach party, but not too big if you’re just looking for something to feed the family out of at your next picnic. Here are all of them along with where you’ll find them and what they cost at time of writing: Bison Gen 2 Cooler (50 quarts) — $330 at AmazonCabela’s Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler (60 quarts) — $300 at Cabela’sColeman Rugged A/T Wheeled Cooler (58 quarts) — $65 at WalmartColeman Steel-Belted Cooler (54 quarts) — $93 at WalmartColeman Xtreme Marine Cooler (70 quarts) — $57 at Walmart Coleman Xtreme Wheeled Cooler (50 quarts) — $41 at AmazonIgloo BMX Cooler (52 quarts) — $100 at TargetIgloo Island Breeze Cooler (48 quarts) — $35 at Amazon Igloo Latitude Wheeled Cooler (60 quarts) — $50 at Amazon Igloo MaxCold Cooler (50 quarts) — $61 at Amazon Igloo Recool Biodegradable Cooler (18 quarts) — $10 at REILifetime High Performance Cooler (55 quarts) — $97 at Walmart Orca Classic Cooler (58 quarts) — $340 at Amazon Pelican Elite Cooler (50 quarts) — $300 at AmazonRovr Rollr 60 Wheeled Cooler (60 quarts) — $400 at Amazon RTIC 65 Cooler (65 quarts) — $231 at RTICRubbermaid Ice Chest Cooler (48 quarts) — $30 at Amazon Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler (33 quarts) — $300 at Amazon That list isn’t meant to be exhaustive. We only had the budget and the time to acquire and test so many coolers, so some brands of note like OtterBox and Ozark Hills didn’t make the cut. We haven’t tested soft coolers yet, either. If there’s enough reader interest, I’ll test them all out down the road and update this post accordingly.  Last year, you asked to see reviews for coolers from Pelican, RTIC and Cabela’s, so we made sure to include them this time around. And while we haven’t tested any soft coolers, electric coolers, backpack coolers or other offshoot categories, it’s something we might look into in a future update, so let us know in the comments if there are any specific coolers you’re interested in, especially soft ones. all-coolers-no-lifoamEnlarge ImageAfter 48 hours in a 70-degree room with 3 pounds of ice in each cooler, the Yeti (represented by the pink line at the bottom) was far and away our top finisher. Ry Crist/CNET How we tested them Ice retention The big differentiator that you’ll hear a lot about as you shop for a cooler is “ice retention” — specifically, how long a cooler can keep a full load of ice frozen. The new, expensive options all hang their hat on this test, with rotomolded coolers specifically designed to ace it (and in doing so, justify their price tags). Read more The best grills of 2019 It’s beer o’clock and we’ve got the tech to prove it Which cooler should you buy this summer? We tested 18 of them Rovr Rollr 60 Wheeled Cooler (52.8 quarts) — $400 Lifetime High Performance Cooler (55 quarts) — $97 Bison Gen 2 Cooler (50 quarts) — $329 Yeti Tundra 45 (38 quarts) — $300 Orca Classic Cooler (58 quarts) — $300 Cabela’s Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler (60 quarts) — $300 Igloo MaxCold Cooler (50 quarts) — $45 Tagscenter_img 13 Photos Share your voice See All 12 coolers tested: Which ones are worth the cash? Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Let’s discuss the $600 mega cooler that just hit crowdfunding Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Best capacity for the money Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected reading • Best coolers of 2019: We tested Yeti, Igloo, RTIC, Coleman, Cabela’s and more Best design and build quality The Rovr Rollr wheeled cooler fared much better, thanks to a rugged design that features heavy-duty wheels, a sturdy steel handlebar and an optional $50 accessory that lets you tow it behind your bike. I also liked that the interior comes with a divider that makes it easy to keep items you don’t want getting wet separate from the ice, and that you can customize it with different interior liner designs. My only qualm — that T-shaped handlebar includes comfy rubber grips on the sides, but not in the middle, the spot you’ll actually want to hold as you lug it around. Oh, and if you’ll be spending lots of time camping in a place where bears are a concern, then you’ll probably want to invest in a bear-resistant cooler. The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee keeps a running list of certified options, which includes a number of coolers from this rundown. The specific models I tested from Cabela’s, Orca, and Yeti all make the cut, as does the 80-quart version of Rovr’s wheeled cooler. Something else to think about: whether or not your cooler is sturdy enough to sit on, something that comes in handy when you’re out camping. Most of the coolers that I tested were, but some took things even further. For instance, the Bison Gen 2 Cooler goes so far as to advertise itself as an ideal casting platform to stand on during your next fishing trip, and even sells nonslip traction mats for the lid in a variety of designs.  Between the hinges, the lid, the drain plug and the lid latches, the Bison cooler felt the most like a premium product to the touch — but it didn’t hold cold air as well or as long as other rotomolded models, and it costs about $100 more than our most affordable rotomolded pick, the RTIC 65. Best rotomolded cooler Cabela’s Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler $300 at Cabela’s Best value pick Igloo MaxCold Cooler $61 on Amazon Best rotomolded value pick RTIC 65 Cooler $231 on Amazon Best performance Yeti Tundra 45 $300 on Amazon Best design Lifetime High Performance Cooler $97 at Walmart Best mobility Rovr Rollr 60 Cooler $400 at Amazon Best cooler for cheapskates Igloo Recool Biodegradable Cooler $10 at REI Enlarge Image Tyler Lizenby/CNET Best rotomolded coolers Cabela’s Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler, $300   Orca Classic Cooler, $300 2019-coolers-product-photos-6Enlarge ImageCabela’s cooler finished in a dead heat with last year’s rotomolded champ, the Orca Classic Cooler, which also costs $300. I say take your pick between them. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Rotomolding is short for rotational molding, a manufacturing technique that literally spins the mold as the plastic is poured in. The result: plastic that’s more durable, more uniform in density and, most importantly in the case of coolers, better at insulation. Rotomolded coolers don’t come cheap, but they’re demonstrably better than the competition at keeping things cold. The best we’ve seen from a pure performance standpoint comes from Yeti — but the extra-thick walls of that heavy-duty cooler mean that you’re getting seriously shortchanged on inches and capacity (more on that in just a bit). Out of the rest of the rotomolded field, our top performers were the Orca Classic Cooler and the Cabela’s Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler, which each cost $300. They essentially tied in my performance tests, so picking between them really comes down to taste. The Cabela’s cooler offers slightly more space inside (about 3 quarts’ worth), and it includes clever bottle openers built into the rubber latches. Meanwhile, the Orca cooler comes in better-looking colors, and it’s a bit more comfortable to carry since it doesn’t have rigid molded handles that jut out over top of the roped handles. Available at Cabela’sRead the full Orca Classic Cooler review Available at Amazoncoolers-6Enlarge Image Tyler Lizenby/CNET Best value picks Igloo MaxCold Cooler, $45 RTIC 65 Cooler, $231 2019-coolers-product-photos-2Enlarge ImageThe rotomolded RTIC 65 didn’t perform as well as the Yeti, Cabela’s or Orca models, but with roughly a 73-quart capacity, it also had a bigger job on its hands than those three. Currently available for $230, it’s about as close to a value pick as you’ll find among rotomolded coolers. Tyler Lizenby/CNET If you just want a dependable cooler that’s not too expensive, put the Igloo MaxCold at the top of your list. Prices vary based on where and when you buy, but I scored mine on sale last year for $45. That makes it the only cooler available for less than $50 that remains in the top five of my performance tests, a list that now includes two years’ worth of contenders. In fact, it finished in fourth. Only the Yeti, Cabela’s and Orca managed to outperform it — and again, each of those costs $300. The MaxCold’s plasticky build and dated design aren’t anything fancy to look at, but it covers the basics by including a drainage spout and a latch for the lid (not every cooler in this price range does). Plus, it’s sturdy enough to sit on, which could come in handy during your next camping trip. All of that adds up to a lot of value — enough so that the MaxCold earned an overall score of 8.2 here on CNET, higher than any other cooler I’ve reviewed. Read the full Igloo MaxCold Cooler review Available at AmazonLooking for a rotomolded value? Check out the RTIC 65. It’s a large cooler that’ll hold about twice as many cans as the Yeti, but it currently costs about 25% less. The 1-year warranty is shorter than you’ll get with most other rotomolded options, but if you just want a budget pick, it fits the bill. Available at Amazoncoolers-5Enlarge Image Tyler Lizenby/CNET Best performance Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler, $300 I told you a couple of paragraphs ago that the $300 Yeti Tundra 45 was our top-performing cooler, but I should also add that it really wasn’t close. With walls that are about 2.75 inches thick, it’s insulated better than any other cooler that I’ve tested to date, which is key for performance. Lots of insulation means that the Yeti can do more with less. With just 3 pounds of ice — not even enough to fully cover the bottom of the cooler — the Yeti was able to pull its internal ambient temperature down by almost 25 degrees, the second biggest temperature drop of the group. The cooler from Cabela’s hit a minimum temperature that was about 1 degree lower, but unlike the Yeti, it wasn’t able to hold that minimum for very long. In fact, after 24 hours in a climate-controlled room set to 70 degrees, the Yeti was the only cooler that still had ice in it. After 48 hours, it was the only cooler that still hadn’t returned to room temperature. You’ll want to check out my full review of the Tundra 45 to get a better sense of just how badly it smoked the competition, but a good analogy would be a horse that separates itself from the pack early on and wins its race in a breakaway finish. I wish the Tundra 45 offered more capacity for the price, but if you just want the cooler that’ll keep your ice frozen the longest, this is the one. Read the full Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler review Available at Amazoncoolers-9Enlarge Image Tyler Lizenby/CNET Best design Lifetime High Performance Cooler, $97 Enlarge ImagePelican’s rotomolded coolers come in a wide range of great-looking colors, and each comes with a lifetime warranty — they’re worth a look if you just want something eye-catching. Pelican If you want a cooler that feels modern and fancy, but you aren’t ready to dish out hundreds of dollars for a rotomolded model, consider the Lifetime High Performance Cooler, which I found on sale at Walmart for $97. It was a top-five performer in my tests, essentially tying the excellent Igloo MaxCold while also offering a significant step up in build quality.  The Lifetime cooler isn’t rotomolded, but that’s the kind of aesthetic that it offers. Call it a lookalike if you must, but it’s a very good one, with elegant roped handles, dual-locking lid latches and even a built-in bottle opener, something you won’t get with the Yeti or Orca we tested. It’s also bigger than both of those pricier options, coming in at a bigger-than-advertised 62.4 quarts. If you’re looking for a top performer that looks the part, Lifetime’s design offers the most bang for your buck. Read the full Lifetime High Performance Cooler review Available at AmazonLooking for something eye-catching that’ll stand out the next time you’re tailgating? Check out Pelican. I wasn’t terribly impressed with the performance as compared with other rotomolded coolers, but the brand offers one of the best ranges of color options that you’ll find as you shop, and most of the colors don’t cost anything extra. I’ll add that the Pelican cooler is one of the only models we’ve tested that comes with a lifetime warranty. Available at Pelicanrovr-cooler-2Enlarge Image Chris Monroe/CNET Best mobility Rovr Rollr 60 Cooler, $399 You’ve got lots of options if you want a wheeled cooler, but if it were me, I’d save up and plunk down $400 for the Rovr Rollr 60. Though it wasn’t quite as strong of a performer as the Yeti or Orca, it still finished our tests with above-average cooling capabilities, and it was, by far, the easiest and most comfortable cooler to transport from point A to point B, as long as we didn’t have to carry it for very long. With 9-inch wheels and a frame built from stainless steel and aluminum, the Rollr is quite heavy even before you start loading drinks into it. On top of that, I like the included removable fabric wagon bin and the plastic dry bin that helps you keep your food and beverages separate from wet ice. If you’re willing to pay a little extra, you can customize your cooler with extras like a built-in prep board for campsite cooking, stainless-steel bottle holders or even a $50 “Bikr Kit” that makes it easy to tow the Rollr behind a bike (though, at almost $400 for the cooler, I wish at least one or two of these kits came included). In fairness, we’ve only tested a couple of wheeled coolers so far, and the Rollr was the only one that I’d be happy to own. If I find a better value pick in the future I’ll update this space, but for now, I think Rovr’s wheeled cooler is well worth the money. Read the full Rovr Rollr 60 Cooler review Available at Amazonlifoam-6-hoursEnlarge Image Ry Crist/CNET Best cooler for cheapskates Igloo Recool, $10 igloo-recool-performance-graphEnlarge ImageIn our 70-degree test lab, the Igloo Recool held our test beverages below 40 degrees for a good 15 hours before things started to heat back up. Ry Crist/CNET One last recommendation — Even if you don’t want to spend more than $20 on a cooler, you might as well not bother with cheapies like the Igloo Island Breeze and Rubbermaid Ice Chest coolers that I managed to score on sale for as little as $15. The latches and hinges felt flimsy, they both lack a drain, and neither one performed any better than a cheap Styrofoam cooler from the gas station.  Of course, Styrofoam buildup is a big problem in landfills these days, so for an eco-friendly alternative, go with the Igloo Recool. Available at an REI co-op, grocery store, super market, or gas station near you for about $10, the Recool is a reusable cooler made from recycled tree pulp with environmentally safe additives to help it hold water and keep things cold. It only promises 12 hours of ice retention, and at 18 quarts, it doesn’t offer room for much more than six cans or so — but hey, that’s still enough for a quick day trip to the beach with a buddy. If a small cooler is all you need, it’ll do the job. The Recool didn’t hold the cold quite as well as Styrofoam when I tested it out, but it still performed as promised. Sitting in our 70-degree test lab with a small bag of ice from the gas station in it (roughly 7 pounds), the Recool was able to keep six Diet Cokes down at cold temps for a good 15 hours. Afterward, just dump the water out and let it air dry. Read more about the Igloo RecoolAvailable at REIohana-cooler-1-720The $8 Vericool Ohana is a little bigger than the Recool, but it isn’t available in stores yet. Chris Monroe/CNET If you need something a little bigger than the Recool’s 18 quarts, then you could opt for the Vericool Ohana, another eco-friendly disposable cooler that comes in a 42-quart size for just $8. The rub is that it’s currently only available direct from Vericool’s website, and you’ll need to pay extra for shipping (here in Kentucky, that brought the total up to $22). Still, in addition to being reusable and biodegradable like the Recool, the Ohana is also recyclable (the Recool isn’t because of some of the additives it uses for waterproofing). Vericool tells us that it’s in talks to get the Ohana into retail outlets like convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations this summer, so keep an eye out — and rest assured that, like the Recool, the Ohana passed our tests with flying colors. Read more about the Vericool OhanaAvailable at VericoolAnd hey, while we’re talking tests… That’s all well and good, but I worried that a standard ice retention test on its own wouldn’t tell us the whole story. Sure, some coolers would probably keep the ice frozen for a lot longer than others, but using the melting point as your metric seems to disregard everything that comes before. I wanted to get a good sense of performance not just days in, but hours in, before any of the ice had even melted at all. To do that, I started with a modified version of the ice retention test. Instead of a full load of ice in each cooler, I went with just 3 pounds — not even half of a small bag from the gas station. Less ice meant more of a challenge for the coolers, which would hopefully give us a more granular look at how well they perform relative to one another.  sub-100-coolers-no-lifoamEnlarge ImageAmong high-end, rotomolded coolers that cost hundreds of dollars, the Yeti Tundra 45 (pink) still reigns supreme — but note that Cabela’s Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler (green) actually managed to notch a lower minimum temperature. It’s a decent pick, too. Ry Crist/CNET Specifically, I wanted to track the ambient temperature in each cooler, so I spread the ice in each one I tested beneath an elevated jar of propylene gylcol solution (watered-down antifreeze) with a temperature probe in it. Why elevated? The temperature down in the ice would have been roughly the same in all of the coolers, leaving retention as the only real variable. Tracking the ambient temperature up above it was much more telling, and it gave us some additional variables to consider. Oh, and I did all of this in one of our appliance lab’s climate-controlled test chambers, and I made sure to let each cooler sit opened in the room for several hours beforehand in order to ensure that they all started within a degree or so of room temperature (about 70 degrees F). In the end, it turned out to be a fruitful test. After 48 hours, I had a nifty graph showing me the temperature inside each cooler on a minute-by-minute basis — and the difference from cooler to cooler was striking.  sub-30-coolers-with-lifoamEnlarge ImageIt didn’t get quite as cold as the Rubbermaid or the Igloo Island Breeze, but the $4 Lifoam cooler that I used as a control unit actually held to its minimum temp longer than the Igloo or the Rubbermaid, and returned a lower overall average temperature than either of them as a result. Ry Crist/CNET Some were able to do more with that measly helping of ice than others — particularly the Yeti cooler, which kept the ambient temperature colder than any other cooler I tested for longer than any other cooler I tested. After 24 hours, the Yeti was the only cooler with any ice left in it at all, and at the end of the test, it was the only model that hadn’t returned to room temperature yet. And the worst? That’d be the Rubbermaid Ice Chest Cooler, which couldn’t get the inside of the cooler any colder than 55.7 degrees F. On top of that, its average temperature for the duration of the test was 66.8 degrees F — a warmer average than any other cooler I tested. Even the $4 Styrofoam control cooler did better than that. Not cool, Rubbermaid! coolers-4Enlarge ImageIt’s nothing too fancy, but the $42 Coleman Xtreme Marine Cooler offers a whopping 70-quart capacity, which is fantastic for the price. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Capacity considerations If we’re going to talk about performance, we have to talk about capacity, too. Though some sizes are more popular than others (50-quart, for instance), there really isn’t much uniformity among coolers as far as size and shape are concerned. Apart from determining how many cans of beer each one will hold, size and shape will obviously have an impact on performance, too. After all, with the quantity of ice being equal, a 70-quart cooler like the Coleman Xtreme Marine Cooler has a bigger job on its hands than the 48-quart Igloo Island Breeze. I did my best to account for those size differences as I evaluated each cooler’s relative performance, but first, I needed to be sure that I had accurate measurements. That meant putting those manufacturer capacity claims to the test, and I wanted a better, more universal metric than just counting how many cans I could cram into each one. lifetime-fill-testI was able to fill the Lifetime High Performance Cooler with 62.4 quarts of water without causing it to overflow when I shut the lid. That’s 13.5 percent bigger than advertised. Ry Crist/CNET To that end, I carefully filled each cooler with water, measuring out the exact number of quarts each one could hold before I was no longer able to close the lid without spilling. If anything, the cheaper models were mostly conservative in their estimates, with ones like the Coleman Xtreme and Igloo Latitude wheeled coolers coming in several quarts more sizable than advertised. The expensive guys? Not quite so much. Rovr pegs the capacity of its $400 Rollr wheeled cooler at 60 quarts, but I could only fit 52.8 quarts of water inside when I measured for myself. The $300 Yeti Tundra 45 wasn’t as spacious as expected, either, holding just 38 quarts of water before overflowing with the lid closed. That’s several quarts less than the 45 quarts implied by the product name (nice try, Yeti). That might be in part because the Yeti’s walls are considerably thicker than the other coolers’ — which, in turn, is probably a big reason why the thing performed so well. You’re getting a lot of extra insulation, but at the expense of capacity. I think that’s a reasonable trade, but I wish Yeti were more transparent about it.  Meanwhile, for the same price the 58-quart Orca Classic Cooler came in right on the money at 58.1 quarts measured, and while it didn’t hold its ice as long as the Yeti did, it still finished as one of our top performers. For a little more space than that, you could also consider going with rotomolded coolers from Cabela’s and RTIC — the ones I tested were both bigger than advertised at 61.3 quarts and 72.9 quarts, respectively. That RTIC cooler was also one of our top value picks, at least as far as the expensive rotomolded coolers are concerned. coolers-7Enlarge ImageBison offers lots of optional extras for its rotomolded coolers, including nonslip mats for the lid so you can stand on the cooler to cast a fishing line. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Don’t forget design I also took each cooler’s design and features into consideration as I tested, and kept an eye out for durability concerns. I wasn’t impressed with the lid on the Igloo Latitude wheeled cooler, for instance. It doesn’t lock shut, and the plastic nub hinges are a total joke. Give it a modest yank, and the whole lid comes right off — and the cheap plastic wheels didn’t leave me impressed, either. Top performers Appliances Sport and Outdoors Target Walmart Amazonlast_img read more

BlackCollegesMatter Allies of Marylands HBCUs Need To StayWoke

first_imgEarlier this month, Maryland’s Attorney General asked federal judge Catherine C. Blake to immediately stop the process of appointing a federal monitor who could bring long awaited equity and justice to Maryland’s four Historically Black Institutions (HBIs).  The State wants no monitor at all, but has signaled that if there is to be a monitor, it should not be an African American.At stake for the HBIs are specialty academic programs—the life-blood of higher education.  These programs attract students, business partnerships, research funding, and talented faculty.  The position of the State is that programs like these belong almost exclusively at the historically favored Traditionally White Institutions (TWIs).  At the recent trial, the TWI Presidents who testified all discussed how vitally important these kinds of programs are to their success. But in 2013, Judge Blake ruled that Maryland violated the Constitution by maintaining a 10:1 program disparity in favor of the TWIs.  This disparity, the court declared, was “comparable to, and in some cases more pronounced” than Mississippi in the 1970s.  Worse than 1970s Mississippi is unconscionable. For decades, Maryland had promised to remedy this disparity, including in a 2000 Agreement with the Office of Civil Rights.  But as Judge Blake noted:  “unfortunately the State did not follow through.”  A brave group of HBI students and alumni then sued, aided by law students at Howard University’s Civil and Human Rights Clinic.  The dean, former Baltimore mayor Kurt Schmoke, gave the lawsuit the go-ahead.  Ever since, Maryland has fought against the HBIs, spending millions of dollars on outside counsel fees and calling the HBIs’ quest for justice  “ridiculous” and “a pipe-dream.” In her opinion, Judge Blake noted that “the State has failed to adequately recognize and support the mission potential of its HBIs.”  In ruling for the Plaintiffs, the judge referred to some of the State’s historical documents that shed light on the State’s current actions. She indicated that Maryland made no pretext of “separate but equal”, referencing a 1947 report which admitted that “the state has consistently pursued a policy of providing higher education facilities for Negroes which are inferior to those provided for Whites.”  Presidents of the HBIs fought for justice as best they could, but a 1950 report noted the “continuous uphill struggle on the part of the Negro colleges” to obtain colleges “on par with the White institutions.”  Moreover, Judge Blake noted that in the 1970s “Maryland made very large investments in TWIs, particularly newly created programs at Towson and UMBC, that undermined” the HBIs.”HBI advocacy led the State to appoint a commission in 2008 to study how the State treats the HBIs compared to the TWIs.  This commission, the Bohannon Commission, observed that the HBIs “visibly lag” the TWIs.  It encouraged the State to restructure its system—one that created huge disparities in favor of the TWIs.  But the State ignored the commission.  To address the disparity in academic programs, Judge Blake ordered Maryland to submit a remedial plan, to include new programs such as veterinary medicine, aging studies, and healthcare offerings, as well as various information technology-based programs.  But the State balked. As a candidate, Attorney General Brian Frosh publicly promised to represent the interest of the HBIs as well as the TWIs, but he has failed to keep that promise.  As Judge Blake noted, the “State did not engage in a serious effort to propose a remedy.”  Instead, it offered a one-sided proposal that favored the TWIs.  The judge rejected it.  The HBIs presidents lamented that it was “disheartening” and not transformational.Maryland’s “disheartening” attitude is best described by someone who has seen it first hand, former Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele.  In a 2013 article in the AFRO-American newspapers, Mr. Steele praised the judge’s ruling and described the racially tinged opposition he encountered when advocating for the HBIs.  Wrote Mr. Steele:  “I was stunned to have certain academic and legislative ‘leaders’ ask me directly why our administration would want to invest dollars in ‘those schools.’”According to Mr. Steele, the State preferred to build up the historically privileged TWIs and have HBI students go to those TWIs if they wanted the programs.  The concerns of the HBIs and their alums, he wrote, simply “fell on deaf ears.”  Lest anyone think that Mr. Steele was describing attitudes from long ago, he clarified:  “Understand that this occurred not in 1955 but in 2005.”As Mr. Steele noted in praising Judge Blake’s decision: “it is time for those who value the education at our nation’s HBCUs to join those who have silently and bravely fought for them”.  Given what is at stake, it is time for HBI/HBCU allies to get involved, or in more contemporary words— to #StayWoke.Maryland’s Legislative Black Caucus has signaled that fixing programmatic inequality is one of its top priorities, but their efforts could be undermined by the State’s current strategy.  Ironically, while the Governor has removed from the State budget millions of dollars that the Attorney General’s Office was using to sue the Trump Administration, the State nonetheless continues to spend millions fighting against its own HBIs, in hopes of overturning the civil rights laws that protect them and public HBIs across the country.  Such conduct is shameful. It is time for everyone who cares about justice to join the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus and other allies of the HBIs to help defeat the State’s attempt to turn back the clock on civil rights protections for HBIs, because, #BlackCollegesMatter.Michael D. Jones, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP is lead counsel for the Plaintiffs and an Executive Committee Member of Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, co-counsel in the case. A. Dwight Pettit  is an award winning  Baltimore civil rights lawyer and former  member of the University System of Maryland Board of Regentslast_img read more

LGBTI people need to know Brexit will put our rights at risk

first_imgI commissioned the report – Brexit: LGBTI Impact Assessment – without knowing all the facts myself.But it seemed clear to me that nobody in the UK Government was thinking about LGBTI people in this process. And, while GSN has never published a formal report of this nature before, someone needed to look out for our community.Now I have read what the experts say, I can see that we lose so much as LGBTI people.Why should LGBTI people care about Brexit?The UK Government’s current view is that they can jettison the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights – the highest standard of protection for LGBTI people currently available in international law – as superfluous. That certainly indicates trouble may lie ahead.If you think that your sexuality or gender identity has little to do with what you stand to lose in the Brexit process, this report may alarm you. It sets out that LGBT rights have been driven forward by our EU membership and are underwritten by it. And it argues that LGBT people are even more likely than others to use rights granted by the EU.The UK Government has stated we will not lose LGBT rights on the day we exit the EU. That is likely true, although this report shows we will lose benefits. Moreover, Europe will no longer drive the agenda on sexuality and gender identity rights in the UK, as it has  for two decades.Even more seriously, we will lose the EU’s guarantees on the rights we have. LGBT Britons have frequently relied on those guarantees and there is no UK constitution to replace them.LGBT people in this country remember the spectre of Section 28. We know therefore, that an unfriendly future government can enshrine homophobia or transphobia in law.Our UK community is also well connected to LGBTIs in other parts of the world. As such, we have witnessed many examples of politicians reversing their rights with devastating consequences. GAYSTARNEWS- This is how Brexit could hurt you as an LGBTI person in the UKWill Brexit mean no LGBT rights protections? You can still decideThis is why a gay MP is calling for another referendum on BrexitRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Should we be crying over our lost rights as the UK prepares for Brexit? | Photo: Gustavo Ferlizicenter_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Brexit will leave UK LGBTI citizens worryingly vulnerable, says a new report from leading human rights lawyers we publish today. Britain has advanced in its overall attitudes to LGBTI people. But many of the senior UK politicians backing Brexit have openly homophobic and transphobic records. Trusting the future of the rights we have worked so hard to achieve to their goodwill seems to me to be reckless.What can we do about it?Immediately after the June 2016 Brexit vote, we saw that attitudes can rapidly change on the streets. In July, August and September of that year, hate crimes against LGBTI people rose 147%, measured against the same period in 2015.As a community we can pretend this danger isn’t looming. Or we can do what we have always done – take responsibility personally and collectively for the protection and promotion of our rights.I believe we are well-motivated to act. A straw poll carried out by Gay Star News just before the 2016 Brexit vote indicated that 77% of our readers wished to remain. More generally, polling since the referendum has seen a slow, but consistent, shift to scepticism about Brexit.Brexiteers have argued that pro-EU voices in the UK should silently accept the course they are now plotting for us. But it is an exercise in democracy to openly argue for the future we wish to see.I am deeply indebted to the report’s authors for taking on my commission pro-bono and for providing their unparalleled expertise on this subject. I hope their words will be read with care, and their warnings heeded, before it is too late.Read more about Brexit: The LGBT Impact AssessmentYou can download, read and share the full report here:You can also read our summary of the report, and what you can do about it, here.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more Technology | October 08, 2008 Storage and Archives Solutions Designed to be Economical ScImage now delivers vendor-neutral, enterprise-wide imaging and related document central archiving. This solution has proven its ability by handling over 1.5 million studies per year with complete HIS/EMR integration, conflict resolution, diagnostic and non-diagnostic image access and web distribution with intelligent prior pre-fetching and delivery to existing site-specific PACS, according to the company. ScImage has developed BrickStorage technology and is currently in production at its offsite disaster recovery, business continuity and telemedicine datacenter, PicomOnline. BrickStorage employs intelligent data fetching algorithms utilizing a redundant array of storage systems—independent of a RAID, a network storage system or a simple hard drive. This solution aims to provide mission critical, high availability infrastructure at a far more economical price point. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 09, 2018 Visage Signs Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive Visage Imaging Inc. announced that it has signed a seven-year contract with Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health… read more News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | February 07, 2019 Connecticut, California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA Ambra Health announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading… read more News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | September 04, 2018 Novarad Highest Rated in Customer Satisfaction on Gartner Peer Insights VNA Category Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the highest rated spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review… read more center_img Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay  News | Archive Cloud Storage | December 20, 2018 IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to… read more Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | November 19, 2018 Intelerad Launches Nuage Disaster Recovery Platform November 19, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the launch of the nuage Disaster Recovery (DR) Platform. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 31, 2018 Greenville Health System Adopts Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging System Agfa HealthCare and Greenville Health System (GHS), South Carolina, announced the successful implementation of a… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 30, 2018 Children’s Hospital Colorado to Manage Medical Images Via the Cloud With Platform NucleusHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s (Children’s Colorado) Center for Innovation have formed a strategic… read more Related Contentlast_img read more